The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga marks a marriage between Thinkpad Yoga and Thinkpad X1 Carbon. It is a significant improvement over its predecessor and set to rank as one of the best business laptops. ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a sleek 2-in-1 business laptop that lasts a full workday when you are working on spreadsheets or drawing on the touchscreen. It is highly portable, durable and bears a flexible design. It features an excellent keyboard, an accurate stylus with excellent performances.
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga – Powerful Processor and Display:
The new Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga has been fitted with a Core i7-6500U processor, which is a ULV dual-core based on the Skylake architecture. The processor has a standard frequency of 2.5 GHz. The integrated Turbo can overclock a single core to 3.1 GHz and both cores to 3.0 GHz. A Cinebench R15 test placed the CPU with a score of 128 and 307 (single/multi), a performance similar to other notebooks.
The ultrabook comes equipped with a 512 GB SSD – a Samsung PM871. The drive has a good performance, but since it is SATA-based storage, the maximum transfer speeds are not high. The RAM is either 8 GB or 16 GB, depending on the model selected. The only limitation is that the RAM is soldered onto the motherboard, meaning future expansion will be hard.
The 14-inch touch screen on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga comes in two flavors. The Core i7 configuration has a sharper, 2560 * 1440 QHD panel while the Core i5 model has a 1080p display. The QHD is based on IPS technology – the convertible with OLED screen that is expected in the market this spring.
CsRGB colors produced on the 1080p model are vivid and accurate, with the think pad reproducing excellent 102 % of the sRGB color gamut and a Delta-E accuracy score of 0.55 (the closer to the zero the better). The QHD display covers a larger degree of the gamut at 109.3% though it has a Delta-E score which is less accurate.
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga – Beautiful Design and Keyboard:
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 features a carbon-fiber lid and a body made from magnesium that feels very solid despite how light it is. Its black design with red accents gives it a professional exterior look.
Inside, it features an island-style keyboard, a trackpad, and nub, a 2560 * 1440 QHD touch screen display that is surrounded by a thick, black bezel and a fingerprint reader.
The ultrabook Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga measures 13.11 * 9.01 * 0.66 inches and weight at 2.8 pounds. It is slightly larger than Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 (12.20 x 8.66 x 0.70 inches) and Vaio Z Flip (12.8 x 8.5 x .66 inches) but is fractions of a pound lighter than both. The Thinkpad has a 360-degree hinge that allows it to be used as a laptop, tablet (when folded the whole 360 degrees), a tent (in the shape of an upside-down v), or display (with the keyboard facing down and the screen pointing towards you.
The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga house a rechargeable stylus on its right side. It is a great feature when the device is in tablet mode. Lenovo’s WRITE app, allows the user to handwrite directly into any text field in any app rather than having to use Windows 10’s handwriting keyboard.
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga – Price and Release:
The least expensive version features an Intel i5-6200U processor, an 8 GB of RAM, a 128 GB SATA3 SSD, and a 14-inch FHD. Our reviewed model, which is the most expensive, costs $1,655. The laptop was introduced into the market in January.